10 Ways CBD in Cannabis Can Improve Your Health

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One of the reasons I have been able to successfully use cannabis as medicine for multiple health issues is because it contains a compound called cannabidiol (CBD). This CBD component is responsible for regulating many functions in the body. It is kind of a big deal.

This week I have found myself in more than one conversation with people about CBD. It seems that a lot of people, even the ones who use cannabis, are not always too familiar with what CBDs could do for them to improve their health ailments.

So, I give you 10 ways that CBD could improve your health:

1) CBD is an antibacterial and slows bacterial growth. This is significant for those of us who are dealing with an imbalance of bad bacteria which can cause health problems such as gum disease, heart disease, and intestinal issues.

2) When you take CBD, it does not cause the typical “high” associated with cannabis. In fact, CBD works as a partner with THC to balance its psychoactive effects. My personal experience with high CBD cannabis medicines is that they leave me clear-headed, positive, energetic, and relaxed. I describe this state as feeling like myself.

3) CBD reduces inflammation. Let me repeat that, CBD reduces inflammation!! Inflammation in the body causes disease. Less inflammation, less disease.

4) CBD promotes bone growth. How many people do you know that have a musculoskeletal deficiency who would benefit from a non-toxic, natural medicine for bone growth? When I first learned that taking cannabis could keep my bones strong I think I may have teared up. There are not too many things I wouldn’t do to be able to age without a degenerating, scoliotic spine so to know that this is one of the potential benefits of the CBD medicine that I am taking leaves me feeling incredibly grateful.

5) CBD reduces function in the immune system. If you suffer with an autoimmune disorder calming your overactive immune system down is vital for your continuing health. When my immune system is overactive I have all sorts of funky things happen to me: migraines, body pain, numb fingers and toes, and so on. Having a medicine that can help me regulate immune function is more valuable to me than the words can find.

6) CBD relieves anxiety. How lovely is that? I’m a relatively even tempered person, I think, but I do deal with anxiety. I am aware that this is a side effect of having chronic pain but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. CBD’s allow me to relax and feel like somebody who can handle the regular stresses of life during spells of anxiety.

7) CBD relieves pain. This is by far the most dramatic thing that CBD does for me personally. To be able to have relief from the pain that is debilitating you and locking you within your body feels like absolute freedom.

8) CBD suppresses muscles spasms. I actually had to think about the last time I had muscle spasms because it has been a while. I used to get them all the time before I started using medicinal cannabis but now they are something that I used to get.

9) CBD reduces blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can cause havoc in the body. Ask any person with diabetes and they will tell you that regulating your blood sugar is vital to one’s health and vitality.

10) CBD reduces seizures. I don’t have personal experience with this one but I do know of people who have been able to reduce and in some cases stop the seizures that they experience by using high CBD cannabis.

Bonus:

11) CBD inhibits cancer cell growth. Oh, did I mention it fights cancer?

I am just scratching the surface here of what CBDs  can do for the body but that is a pretty impressive list, isn’t it?

How does one effectively get CBDs in their body? You’ll have to first seek out cannabis strains and medicines that contain high CBD. This will require a little homework and probably a little shopping around to find the one that is right for you. The most superior ways that I have found to get CBD through cannabis is by regularly taking it orally or applying it topically to the skin.

I would just like to add that my life drastically changed for the better when I found cannabis medicines with high CBDs. Thankfully I live in a part of the world that allows me to have safe access to this medicine.

May you have safe access to CBD too.

-TwiceBaked

64 responses to this post.

  1. […] protest by being sore and tight. I usually apply a cannabis topical to my torso, take some kind of CBD edible or tincture, and vaporize flower when I have it. Having to modify my intention with why and how I use cannabis […]

  2. That is a great result! Thanks for sharing. -TwiceBakedinWA

  3. Great questions. Not all CBD is the same and not all products are the same. The CBD plants I refer to are specific strains of medical marijuana with a high percentage of CBD in the plant. The CBD products available in your state is likely made with imported industrial hemp. Not to say they may not be helpful, but it is a different product.
    Peace,
    TwiceBakedinWA

  4. Posted by loo on November 17, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Hello, are canabbis, CBD help with endometriosis?How Should I Take Cannabis to Treat Endometriosis?

  5. Posted by Melissa on December 3, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Hey Bobby, I take med for pain, however I was able 5o reduce or not use at all my very strong pain medication. It wasn’t until I began withdraw that I realized how much relief I got. I use 50 MG of cbd oil in pill form. As I am still trying different brands, some take a little longer than others. Google has some good info it just takes time. There is even a place I think called Dixie botanical that has a list of places to steer clear from bc there product either didn’t contain any of enough of the cbd. I’m out now to start my son on it for many health problems. Hope this helps. If u need further help I’m at maweigh@gmail.com.

  6. HI loo, I know a few women who use cannabis for their endometriosis and they use it in a number of ways such as in a topical form on the belly and back, CBD tinctures, vaping for acute pain, and even as a suppository.
    -TwiceBaked

  7. Posted by Kasper Kristiansen on January 23, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Hey nice article.

    Can you tell me why you write:
    5) CBD reduces function in the immune system.

    I will mean it do it opposite?

  8. Hi Kasper, Good question. CBD helps to regulate an overactive immune system which often makes it ideal for somebody with auto-immune disorders. -TBinWA

  9. Posted by Ouch! on May 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    i need to know: does the cbd **really** help with pain? i take 7.5mg norco 3x daily for pretty bad back pain. i hate taking them because there is an epidemic of abuse and people are dying from it. i don’t abuse but i don’t want to take it anymore and don’t want to be dependent on it anymore. if i could use cbd to replace the opiates pills I would love to. but how much pain relief can you really get from it? i mean 4 advil doesn’t even make a dent in this pain so that is why i take the strong pills.

    also, does it **really** not get you a head high because i don’t enjoy the thc high from cannabis anymore. it makes me too introspective and paranoid.

    thank you!!!

  10. Posted by Francis peloe on May 29, 2016 at 5:24 am

    this is not a reply ,but a question does / wilL CBD help people with COPD

  11. Posted by Jeff burroughs on June 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Nice article. What ratio fits you best. So many different types of cbd out there.

    Thanks
    Jeff

  12. Hi Jeff. My body seems to like a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio. Thanks for reading! -TBinWA

  13. Hi Francis, I have heard of people benefiting from cannabis for all sorts of inflammatory issues. I can’t speak on the specifics of CBD on COPD but I would say it is worth researching more if that is your issue. Thanks for reading! -TBinWA

  14. Hi Ouch! Yes, CBD really does help with my pain. The only way to see how much relief it will bring you is to try it since every body is different. It is not a high, it is a relief. That’s the best answer I have. Best of luck on your health journey. -TBinWA

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